HYDROPOLITICS: The ITAIPU Dam, Sovereignty + the Engineering of Modern South America [AVAILABLE NOW]
Announcing the publication of my book HYDROPOLITICS: The Itaipu Dam, Sovereignty, and the Engineering of Modern South America (Princeton University Press).
The 1973 Treaty stipulates that Itaipú dam is not-for-profit, which means it’s supposed to operate at cost. Q: how might both states *legally* derive money from the dam, given these conditions?
Geoengineering saved Paraguay’s Atlantic Forest in the 19th century. It can do it again in the 21st, in the face of massive soy-led deforestation. The example of Swiss naturalist Moises Bertoni shows the way.
In 2023, the treaty that governs the world’s largest dam will expire. Our team will develop strategies to steer sustainable development in Paraguay and Brazil, which share the dam, as … Continue reading
Public Talk in Asunción: Itaipú, conflictos y estrategia política en la administración de Fernando Lugo (Chatting w/the Experts Series)
I am delighted to participate in the Paraguayan Fulbright Association’s “Chatting with the Experts” Series this week in Asunción, Paraguay. I’ll be speaking on my research on hydroelectricity and energy … Continue reading